The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
Scientific computing relies on state of the art algorithms in software libraries and packages. Achieving high performance in today's computing landscape is a challenging task as modern computer architectures in High-Performance Computing (HPC) are increasingly incorporating multicore processors and special purpose hardware, such as graphics processing units (GPUs). The emergence of this heterogeneous environment necessitates the development of algorithms and software packages that can fully... Topics: eigenvalue, krylov, multicore, nonsymmetric, schur
This is a descriptive study designed to examine the classroom practices of first and second grade teachers and the espoused beliefs of primary teachers, principals, and teacher educators concerning developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional methods in the primary grades. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd, education
This thesis explores the primary reasons for homelessness among a group of thirteen single homeless men in Denver, Colorado. The participants' stories were in response to a query concerning how they became homeless. There were multiple reasons for being homeless among these single homeless men in Denver. However the primary reasons among this group of people were economic conditions and high cost of living, alcohol and drug problems (substance abuse), and family issues. The study was aimed to... Topics: homelessness, auraria library, university of colorado denver, thesis
The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has increased attention to student achievement. Specifically, the challenging demographics in Colorado make attention to Colorado's Latino American students a critical issue. Colorado's population of Latino American students is now the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state. Although it is necessary to hold educators accountable for students who are not achieving, it is inappropriate to make judgments simply... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, chicano studies
Recently developed optogenetic tools provide powerful approaches to optically excite or inhibit neural activity. In a typical in-vivo experiment, light is delivered to deep nuclei via an implanted optical fiber. Light intensity attenuates with increasing distance from the fiber tip, determining the volume of tissue in which optogenetic proteins can successfully be activated. However, whether and how this volume of effective light intensity varies as a function of brain region or wavelength has... Topics: brain atlas, in-vivo, optical fiber, optogenetics, biomedical
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has increasingly become recognized as a public health concern in the United States. Recent research finds that that roughly one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by an intimate partner, and the association between IPV and chronic physical and mental health conditions, acute injuries, and lost wages and productivity has been well documented. For decades, however, researchers have debated the... Topics: Health and Behavioral Sciences, Gender, Intimate Partner Violence
Due to the physical properties of electronic components, DC offset will occur to some extent in all audio recordings. DC offset is the effect of direct current on an audio recording, and causes the audio signal to no longer oscillate around the absolute zero quantization level. The mean amplitude of a recording is calculated to determine the global amount of DC offset. Measuring the offset, its change over time, and its standard deviation can be used during forensic examination to aid in... Topics: DC offset, iOS, media forensics, recording arts
Increasing temperatures, varying rain events accompanied with flooding or droughts coupled with increasing water demands, and decreasing air quality are just some examples of stresses that urban systems face with the onset of climate change and rapid urbanization. Literature suggests that greenhouse gases are a leading cause of climate change and are of a result of anthropogenic activities such as infrastructure development. Infrastructure development is heavily dependent on the production of... Topics: High Volume Fly Ash Concrete, Pervious Concrete, Sustainable Concrete Technologies, Urban...
Various types of Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) have been proposed and proven that they offer many advantages with respect to transmission losses, voltage quality, and power system stability. However, those including the Solid-State Fault Current Limiters (SSFCL), the most advanced type of FCL, have been mainly focusing on the FCL system itself such as optimization of components, improving the efficiency and reducing the cost. Conventional ways such as splitting buses, replacing the switchgear,... Topic: Electrical engineering
This is a study about understanding the relationship between an organization's structure and the organizational values held by individuals who are members of theorganization. It is the contention of this research to show that organizational values are, at least in part, dependent on the structure of organizations. This study seeks to provide a pair of spectacles for public managers who wish to investigate and appreciate the ethical climate of their organization. Values, as part of an... Topics: dissertation, public affairs, university of colorado denver, auraria library
A brief documentary about the Asco art collective, a former East Los Angeles Chicano artists' collective active between 1972 and 1987. Date of recording is unknown. VHS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asco_(art_collective) Topics: chicano, latino, hispanic american, los angeles, public art, art, street art
This research thesis addressed the problem of how teachers can assess students' readiness to begin learning and progress through multiplicative reasoning. Addressing this problem is important, particularly because this type of reasoning serves as a conceptual foundation for higher-level mathematical topics, such as fractions, ratios, proportions, and algebra. When students and teachers struggle with these higher-level topics, assessing conceptual prerequisites plays a key role in identifying... Topics: mathematics education, education, assessment, measurement, evaluation
This thesis develops a Colorado specific model to depict the evolution of statewide electric power sector, evaluating various scenarios for environmental and economic sustainability, with focus on greenhouse gas mitigation. This model simultaneously evaluates interactions between the various climate action regulations, current power infrastructures, future advanced technologies, limits of renewable energy and demand-side-management (DSM). For this purpose, a MARKAL optimization model and... Topics: civil engineering, auraria library, university of colorado denver, gas mitigation, DSM
Abridged abstract: Perceptions of faculty development practices and structures were compared between 13 high performing schools identified in the DEEP study (Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, Whitt, 2005) to clarify the relationship between faculty development variables and effective teaching. A phenomenological design was employed to triangulate quantitative and qualitative data including faculty development director surveys, interviews, administrator surveys, and faculty development program websites. The... Topics: auraria library, dissertations, university of colorado denver, education
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An interview with Ben Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Filmed at the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building in Aurora, CO on July 13, 2010. Topics: oral history, native american, american indian, oglala, lakota, sioux
The pancreatic islets of Langerhans' are multicellular micro-organs which are integral to maintaining glucose homeostasis through secretion of insulin. Beta cells within islets synchronize their insulin release through cell-cell communication to create large bursts to meet physiological needs. However, in patients with diabetes there is a reduction in this cell-cell coupling which leads to a hindered insulin response.To better characterize the effect of cell-cell coupling in β-cell... Topics: biophysics, islets of langerhans, diabetes, pancreas
With the recent tide of "Mommy Blogs" proliferating the Internet, advertisers, researchers, and mainstream media outlets have all taken notice of the societal and cultural influence mothers have. Women in every stage of parenting have become professional writers by blogging about their experiences raising children. In turn, many isolated mothers have reached out to these blogs searching for communities of support and friendship. Numerous women create mommy blogs as a place to network... Topics: Motherhood, Humanities, Blogging, Gender roles
Abridged abstract: Men have historically dominated as innovators and players of the guitar and continue to dominate these fields because the design and use of the guitar and the electric guitar, in particular, have been historically constructed to exclude women. The history of the electric guitar illustrates that a technology can neither be separated from the cultural values prevalent at the time of its creation nor those cultural values later ascribed to it Although some scholars have located... Topics: thesis, social sciences, university of colorado denver, auraria library
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population. The researcher conducted interviews with students and teachers at... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, dissertation, phd
This dissertation examines the levels of and relationships between technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and defined autonomy among Denver school leaders along with their combined effects on school growth gains over time. Thirty principals provided complete responses to an online survey that included existing scales for technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and autonomy and newly created measures for defined autonomy. Five different scenarios for measuring defined autonomy were used... Topics: district improvement, school autonomy, Educational Studies and Research, adaptive leadership,...
s a business composition professor or one of their students, you are most likely already engaged in intensive web and weblog writing lessons. I hope to add to what you're learning because the job market demands creative content providers who understand how to build and maintain an online community. Using rhetorical theory, composition philosophy, practical analysis and personal experience, I'll incorporate into this thesis an easier way to utilize the blog, and therefore a way to maximize... Topics: blogging, business writing, composition, corporate communication, digital marketing
Circa 1991, this is a promotional rap video produced by the Community College of Denver. The artist is identified as QG Posse. Topics: rap, hip hop, community college of denver, community colleges, commercials, educational videos
Social media has made it easier than ever to publish pictures on the internet. Investigators now have to determine how to deal with pictures, posted to these social media websites, which become evidence in crimes. Traditional methods of authenticating the origin of pictures are not as effective because the processing applied by the social media websites eliminates or obscures much of this information. This thesis proposes several methods of image attribution that utilize popular image... Topics: cellphone, facebook, image attribution, image authentication, social media
Environmental toxicants and their effects on both wildlife and human populations have become more concerning as worldwide human populations grow, water sources become scarce, and anthropogenic waste becomes more prevalent. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are designed to conserve water by removing nutrients and pathogens from wastewater and release effluent water back into local streams. Unfortunately, many wastewater compounds are not completely removed from the effluent and are... Topics: environmental toxicants, fathead minnow, Biology, effluent exposure, PCNA
Amid the uniformly low physical activity rates among children in the United State, practical solutions for increasing physical activity (PA) are needed. Whether interventions to increase PA need to account for individual demographic characteristics or safety context is unknown.Methods:Study Design:This community based participatory research project used mixed methods, including secondary data analyses and concept mapping.Setting:Five demographically diverse, geographically contiguous, urban... Topics: Exercise, Program development, Safety, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Children
The HPV vaccine was FDA approved in 2006 for women ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is 100% effective in preventing the infection of four HPV s that cause 90 percent of genital warts and 70 percent of cervical dysplasia. This thesis examines the knowledge of demographically diverse Latinas ages 19 to 26 regarding the HPV vaccine and their perceived access to the immunization. Unlike other studies which focus on the differences in knowledge and access to healthcare between Latinas and other demographic... Topics: auraria library, thesis, etd, human papillomavirus, chicanas, women, hispanics
We investigate dynamic broadcasting in multiple access channels. Packet injection and jamming are constrained by adversarial models, which determine injection rates and burstiness of traffic. We develop a number of deterministic distributed broadcast protocols and study their efficiency. The performance of protocols is measured by packet latency and queue size, as functions of the parameters of the underlying adversarial models. We derive worst-case upper and lower bounds on packet latency and... Topics: Complexity Analysis, Multiple Access Channel, Packet routing, Computer Science and Information...
More than 1,200 cities worldwide are embarking on low carbon goals. However, currently there are no protocols in place to consistently account for GHG emissions associated with cities. Thus, this thesis explores mathematical relationships, approximations, implementation challenges, and policy relevance for three city-scale GHG emission accounting methods: Purely Territorial, Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Supply-Chain Footprint (TBIF), and Consumption-Based Footprint (CBF). Mathematical... Topics: city-scale ghg emissions, GHG accounting, sustainability, GHG footprinting
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber... Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites is a relatively new material that offers unique advantages for many different engineering applications. While there has been plenty of research performed to understand composite fiber failure mechanisms numerically and experimentally, the exact nature of failure based on fiber orientation is unknown. Due to the complex nature of FRP composites, fiber failure mechanisms are not clearly understood and the goal of this study is to gain further knowledge... Topics: channels, connection capacity, cyclic loading, GFRP, civil engineering
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example. Instead of a conventional central controller, some... Topics: consensu alhorithm, economic dispatch problem, load restoration problems, smart grid, electrical...
This thesis describes the results of a survey conducted to explore information technology (IT) and health information technology utilization patterns, impact, and the validity of Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) theoretical principles among patients who receive primary health care in an urban safety net setting. Utilization in the surveyed population was similar to national utilization for widely adopted technologies. Less-commonly adopted technology use was also observed, but at rates lagging... Topics: consumer health informatics, health communication, health information technology, priority...
The critical load of a column, compression member or structure, calculated from a linear elastic analysis of an idealized perfect structure, does not necessary correspond with the load at which instability of a real structure occurs. This calculated critical load does not provide sufficient information to determine when failure, due to instability of the structure as a whole, will occur. To obtain this information it is necessary to consider the initial geometrical imperfections, eccentricities... Topics: critical load, pedestrian bridges, pony truss bridge, steel structures, direct analysis method
Youth master planning represents a new planning specialization that began in the late 1980s to improve the lives of children and youth. Youth master planning is aligned with the normative frameworks of advocacy planning and participatory planning in that adults are encouraged to advocate for the needs of children and youthand meaningfully engage them in community decision-making. As an outcome of this process, youth master plan documents provide a general guide for becoming a better place for... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, urban planning, dissertation, phd
We live on a finite ecological system, yet consume as though resources are unlimited. Current environmental data suggests many in the developed world are living beyond what the earth is able to sustain. The paradigms in which we operate continue to support a path of constant consumption that continues to exacerbate this problem. Technology educators can and should play a valuable role in working with students to question these paradigms through lessons that begin to engage students toward... Topics: Educational Technology, Middle School, Sustainability, Educational Studies and Research, Action...
This paper argues that in order for philosophy to move forward without undue baggage, post-modernism should be addressed from the analytic perspective--including the contemporary philosophy that has grown out of it. This paper takes up that task with relation to Derrida's "Diff�rance" through a discussion of language and meaning in Frege, Russell, Quine and Paul Churchland. In discussing the differences between these thinkers' theories of meaning we can see that post-modernism, at... Topics: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Post-modernism, Humanities, Paul Churchland